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which has allowed him to fill up those government coffers, and his government proposes that, yes, they have shared the wealth, and it's true that even according to the u.n. there are fewer people today living in poverty in venezuela than there were when chavez took office. you know, randi, there is a sense here that, look, his time is over, and that's not just because he fought cancer. he claims he's cancer-free but on the campaign trail he isn't looking very healthy, and there is this sense that chavez revolution, the very left wing socialist revolution that he started, could be waning and the problem is taking from government coffers they haven't really invested as much. if you start from that oil infrastructure moving right down to the roads, in caracas, in the capital or out to the regions where there's lots of power, this is a country hanging on by a fiscal threat and they say next year default is perhaps possible and for sure financial restructuring will have to happen, and that could mean a devaluation of the currency here. randi? >> paula, what is at stake really for the
say it was at the expense of a lot of infrastructure in the country and basically the government was taking the oil profits and trying to redistribute it and not spending in a very efficient way. it's hard to believe, this country still has huge infrastructure problems. you look around sometimes, anything from medical to the roads to schools, and it still has a ways to go even though it had all of that oil wealth. >> what is the explanation behind that? that's a big contradiction. >> it is a big contradiction, and you know, hugo chavez has been in power for a long time. says look, it takes time. that's my explanation. if you look at the indicators, yes, people in extreme poverty, he has been able to bring down the numbers. at the same time, his challenger, a 40-year-old man, lawyer, comes from the elite but says he will work for the poor. says look, this country has not been running its economy well, and chavez, it's really going to be a cliffhanger in the end to see which they side with. chavez has a cult following with some, but many analysts say his popularity has waned especi
back in 1995. it basically says the government does not recognize same-sex comes, no benefits. the obama administration has decided not to defend doma. this couple was married last year after "don't ask, don't tell" was repealed. good morning to both of you and thank you for joining us. >> thank you. >> good morning. >> now you have join add lawsuit challenging doma, but your case may be a little more immediate, certainly more urgent than others. charlie, tell us why. >> well, i've been recently diagnosed back in april with less than six months to live. that's been updated to 12. i'm doing really well but that's a big concern because if i were to pass away, karen wouldn't receive any of the spousal benefits, is your viever benefits that are out there. >> what type of cancer are you battling? >> breast cancer. basically stage iv breast cancer. >> charlie, our thoughts are with you. know this is a very tough battle. you got out of the military for ten years and you were typing school, right? so why did you get back in. >> i was teaching school in kentucky and in 2004 i went to a
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